The 2019 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), owned by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), is experiencing strong growth in attendance and exhibits leading up to the show opening in five weeks. The 2019 residential remodeling market appears poised for exceptional strength as pre-registrations are up approximately 30% year-over-year and more than 90% of available net show floor space is sold for a show that is 20,000 NSF larger than last year. Specifiers, buyers, media, designers, showrooms, distributors and manufacturers will experience the latest products and technologies, educational programs and networking events during KBIS 2019 when it returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center, February 19-21, 2019.
“Since 2008, KBIS has continued to experience year-over-year growth,” said Brian Pagel, senior vice president, Emerald Expositions. “We are extremely excited by the tremendous increase we are experiencing running up to the 2019 edition. KBIS is where collaborations and decisions are being made among all key stakeholders in the industry.”
The 2017-2018 NKBA Market Outlook Report projected the entire kitchen and bath products market to increase 8.3% in 2018, reaching $171 billion with an additional 6.7% increase in 2019 to $183 billion. Residential remodel/replacement represents 63% of the total kitchen and bath products market; the remaining 37% is new residential construction. The most common areas for renovation and remodeling remain interiors and additions – including kitchens, baths, garages, and porches.
“The strength of the KBIS pre-registration numbers proves the remodeling sector continues to be strong, especially in the kitchen and bath space,” said Suzie Williford, executive vice president and chief strategy officer, NKBA. “The numbers also demonstrate how an all-industry association like the NKBA can bring together key players to drive success.”
Exhibitors, too, are expressing confidence and excitement about being a part of the show. Non-endemic companies are exhibiting, recognizing the opportunity to connect with decision-makers interested in strategic collaborations.
“At Chase, we’re seeing more and more customers jump into home improvement projects they’ve been putting off for some time,” said Amy Bonitatibus, Chase Home Lending’s chief marketing and communications officer. “With healthy home prices, some customers are realizing they can finance a new kitchen or bathroom by tapping into the equity in their home, but many don’t. It makes sense to share information about this viable financing option with designers and contractors attending KBIS so they, in turn, can share with their customers. Armed with this information, they can turn customers’ dream renovations into reality and build business at the same time.”
The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, co-locates for a sixth year with the International Builders Show (IBS), during Design & Construction week, February 19-21, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. For more information about the show, visit www.kbis.com.
KBIS, in conjunction with the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), is an inspiring, interactive platform that showcases the latest industry products, trends and technologies. KBIS is the voice of the kitchen and bath industry and has been for 50+ years.
Early in 2013, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced an agreement to co-locate the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) with the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, Nev. in February 2014 under the banner of Design & Construction Week® and both organizations recently extended the agreement through 2026. The mega-event returns to Las Vegas February 19 – 21, 2019. NKBA and NAHB will continue to produce separate educational programming and special events though one pass provides access to both shows.
KBIS is operated by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with most of its shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions currently operates more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous other events. Emerald Expositions events connect over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupy more than 6.5 million NSF of exhibition space. Emerald Expositions has been recognized with many awards and accolades that reflect its industry leadership as well as the importance of its shows to the exhibitors and attendees it serves.
More information about KBIS can be found at www.kbis.com.
More information about Emerald Expositions can be found at www.emeraldexpositions.com.
About the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS), as part of Design and Construction Week ® (DCW). With nearly 14,000 member companies representing tens of thousands of members in all segments of the kitchen and bath industry, the NKBA has educated and led the industry since the association’s founding in 1963. The NKBA envisions a world where everyone enjoys safe, beautiful and functional kitchen and bath spaces. The mission of the NKBA is to inspire, lead and empower the kitchen and bath industry through the creations of certifications, marketplaces and networks. For more information, visit www.NKBA.org.